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  Control Your Mac from Afar
Subject:   Great article, but there's a better downside to VNC
Date:   2003-09-22 14:44:20
From:   csoto
Response to: Great article, but there's a better downside to VNC

I'm pretty sure there's an article somewhere on tunneling using SSH. I'll look and post the URL of what I find.


OK. Found one, right here on Oranet:


http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wireless/2001/02/23/wep.html


Simply follow the instructions, but instead of connecting via VNC to the remote host, connect to localhost, on the port that you have forwarded. The VNC team has a "Making VNC more secure with SSH" page at:


http://www.uk.research.att.com/archive/vnc/sshvnc.html


SSH is super useful. I just hope Apple gets off their tuckus and patches the current vulnerability!


Charles

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  • Great article, but there's a better downside to VNC
    2003-09-26 07:56:30  anonymous2 [View]


    The recent 10.2.8 patch takes care of the SSH vulnerability and a bunch of others as well.
  • Great article, but there's a better downside to VNC
    2003-09-23 15:57:09  tychay [View]

    Actually Apple has patched the current portable OpenSSH vulnerability with 10.2.8 <http://archives:archives@lists.apple.com/mhonarc/security-announce/msg00035.html> which means that no G3 or G4 Mac OS X is vulnerable to it (I don't know about the G5 and if such a patch was rolled into 10.2.7). Given the recent news about it, I find it hard to state that Apple was ever one "their tuckus" about this patch. ;)

    Note that Apple has pulled the updater because some users are losing their internet connection after running it. I didn't have any problems but I imagine you can check it tomorrow.

    Take care,

    terry